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Traveling Volume Hits Record on May Day Holiday


It's estimated that the reception volume and total tourism revenue have grown by 10 percent in the past golden week holidays, contrasting with the previous year. The Xinhua News Agency reported. Inbound and outbound tourism as well as the domestic tourism all heated up during the week-long holiday. Hong Kong and Macao were the hottest travel destinations for outbound Chinese travelers. New travel patterns, such as traveling in rural areas, leisure travel and self-guided tours also emerged as favorite methods for tourists. The total volume of retail holiday sales reached 320 billion yuan or some 42 billion US dollars, an increase of 15 percent over the same period in 2006.

(Source:CRIENGLISH.com, 2007-05-08)